Characteristic of the working group Photocatalysis:

Group deals with the development of photocatalytic materials, which have application in the  cleaning of air and waters, in the formation of so-called self-cleaning surfaces and in the solar decomposition of water into hydrogen and oxygen. 

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Academic staff

Research staff

Postgraduate students

What are the topics?

Preparation of layers of semiconductor materials (e.g. titanium dioxide, tungsten oxide, iron oxide) using various chemical and physico-chemical procedures

Development of standard methods (ISO, CEN) for testing of selfcleaning and disinfection effects of photocatalytic surfaces,

Construction of various types of laboratory photoreactors for photocatalytic cleaning and disinfecting in liquid and gasepous phase and their testing in order to optimize the working conditions

Study of the kinetics of oxidative degradation of organic pollutants and photocatalytic inactivation of microorganisms

Development of semiconductor materials for photoelectrochemical water splitting using sunlight 

laboratory equipment

UV/VIS spectrophotometer-Cecil Instruments (spectrophotometric analysis)

HPLC chromatograph with a UV-Vis diode-array detector-Shimadzu (analysis of organic compounds (absorbing in UV) in the water),

gas chromatograph with FID detector (Varian CP 3800)) (continuous chromatography analysis of gaseous mixtures)

 gas chromatograph with TCD, FID detector (Master, Dani) (continuous chromatography analysis of gaseous mixtures),

FTIR (is10, Nicolet)

instrument for measuring the contact angle (DSA 30, Kruess)

Solar Simulator (Oriel)


 Spray coater

 Autoclave (Berghof)